Industrial Training is a core component to the FAS learning experience. By sending students for internships and attachments in companies around Malaysia and overseas, the module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to:

Discover and familiarize themselves with professional requirements, work culture, and discipline

Observe real-life practices and apply the technical skills they have learned in authentic settings

Develop soft skills such as leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and communication skills in a working environment .

The attachment is also a great opportunity for students to test out the companies and/or industries they will be working in in the near future, as well as for companies to identify potential future employ 


The FAS IA Committee has implemented a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Industrial Training module. For further information, please refer to the WBLE.


The Industrial Training module is offered to undergraduate students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS) undergoing the following programme:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English Language
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) Advertising
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) Journalism
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) Psychology

The module is offered twice a year - January and June, and the duration of each module is 13 - 14 weeks at the workplace. 
During the period of internship, students are required to submit a 2-week report to their academic advisor, with the endorsement of their on-site supervisor. A visitation will be carried out by the faculty member (either physical or virtual ,depending on the company preference). Towards the end of the internship period, the on-site supervisor is required to evaluate intern/student performance via a virtual form.

Industrial Training Dates

Note: The Oral Presentation is a key component of the Industrial Training unit. Attendance is compulsory for all participating students, and absenteeism can result in failing the unit.

January-2023 Trimester

Industrial training period:
16 January 2023 to 21 April 2023
(14 weeks)

Industrial training visitation and Oral presentation:
(Tentatively) 20 March 2023 - 14 April 2023

June-2023 Trimester

Industrial training period:
05 June 2023 to 08 September 2023
(14 weeks)

Industrial training visitation and Oral presentation:
(Tentatively) 07 August 2023 - 30 August 2023

January-2024 Trimester

Industrial training period:
(14 weeks)

Industrial training visitation and Oral presentation:


Organisations that are interested in offering opportunities to FAS students, wish to learn more about partnerships with UTAR, or would like to negotiate existing terms, may contact 

Ms. Kok Hui Meian (Jass)
Deputy Dean (Industrial Training & Student Development)
Tel: +605-468 8888 (ext 1023)